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Winter Term Internship Applications for Credit: Deadline Dec. 1

Any student wishing to participate in a Winter Term internship for credit must complete all paperwork by Dec. 1. No exceptions.

After securing your internship, follow these steps:

  1. Have your résumé approved by a CCI Peer Career Advisor. go/pcas for drop-in hours.
  2. Identify a Middlebury faculty member to serve as your academic sponsor.
  3. Create an Experience (application) on Handshake and upload 3 documents to your Experience — your approved résumé , your signed internship agreement, and a personal statement which includes 3 scholarly sources linked to the learning of your internship.
  4. Inform your internship supervisor and faculty academic sponsor that once you have submitted your application for credit, they will receive emails from Handshake to complete online approval forms.
  5. If you are interning in an international location, see the FAQ (#14) at go/WTinternships to see if you need to complete additional paperwork for the Global Operations Committee. If so, submit this paperwork as soon as possible. 

You can find all forms, information, and FAQs at go/WTinternships.

Limited $1500 grants available to eligible students on a first-come, first-served basis.

CCI recommends that all applications for credit be submitted before the December 1 deadline.

Additional questions? Make an appointment with any CCI Advisor on Handshake or contact Cheryl Whitney Lower.

Winter Term Internship Applications for Credit: Deadline Dec. 1

Any student wishing to participate in a Winter Term internship for credit must complete all paperwork by Dec. 1.

After securing your internship, follow these steps:
1) Have your resume approved by a CCI Peer Career Advisor.
2) Identify a Middlebury faculty member to serve as your academic sponsor.
3) Create an Experience (application) on Handshake and upload 3 documents to your Experience — your approved resume, your signed internship agreement, and a personal statement which includes 3 scholarly sources linked to the learning of your internship.
4) Inform your internship supervisor and faculty academic sponsor that once you have submitted your application for credit, they will receive emails from Handshake to complete online approval forms.

All forms, information, and FAQs at go/WTinternships. Limited $1500 grants available to eligible students on a first-come, first-served basis. CCI recommends that all applications for credit be submitted before the December 1 deadline.

Additional questions? Make an appointment with any CCI Advisor on Handshake or contact Cheryl Whitney Lower.

Timelines and information for Winter Term internships

Considering a Winter Term internship? Here are some dates and information you’ll need.

  • Many Winter Term internships posted in Handshake have application due dates of November 1. Search Handshake for “Winter Term.”
  • Or find your own internship. CCI can help.
  • See a CCI Peer Career Advisor to have your resume approved.
  • Once you have secured your internship, you must apply for credit. Find all the information you’ll need (including a timeline and checklist and FAQs) at go/WTinternships.
  • If you are planning to do an internship but haven’t had it approved by CCI and the Curriculum Committee before Winter Term registration, register for a placeholder class.
  • Last deadline to submit your application for credit is December 1, but CCI recommends that you have all of your plans in place and apply by mid-November as there are many steps involved.
  • For help, make an appointment through Handshake with the advisor that matches the career path interest of your internship or make an appointment with Cheryl Whitney Lower for general internship advising.
  • Additional questions? See FAQs at go/WTinternships or contact Cheryl Whitney Lower.

Apply for CCI Summer Internship Funding! Deadline April 14!

The deadline to apply for CCI’s competitive summer internship funding to fund an unpaid internship is Sunday, April 14 at 11:55pm.

To apply you must first meet the following criteria:

  • You must have secured and committed to a summer internship
  • You must have had your resume reviewed and approved
  • Applicants for First-Year Explore grants must meet with a CCI advisor to discuss your plans

To submit your application, you must “Create an Experience” in Handshake (Handshake>Career Center>Request an Experience) and then immediately upload four documents to the attachments section of your Experience on Handshake:

  • Your application essay
  • A completed summer budget
  • A signed funding agreement
  • A CCI-approved resume (must be uploaded to your Experience even if it is already in your documents section of Handshake)

Do not start your application until you have the above four documents completed and ready to upload. No zip files.  Due to the volume of submissions, incomplete applications will be declined.

See instructions, forms, and FAQs at go/summerfunding. For help, make an appointment with a CCI advisor or stop by quick questions to speak with a PCA.

CCI’s internship funding grants are competitive and funding is limited. Decisions will be emailed out by Handshake email on May 1. You must check and respond to Handshake emails and notifications during and after the application process (be sure to monitor junk and clutter folders for Handshake emails).

CCI looks forward to receiving your application!

Applying for CCI Internship Funding?

An Approved Resume is REQUIRED!

To qualify for CCI summer funding, you MUST submit a CCI-approved resume with your application. 

Below are your opportunities to complete this critical step in time for the April 7th resume approval deadline. It may take more than one visit, so please do not wait until the last minute.

Resume Review Drop-In Hours:
Monday: CCI, 1-4 pm and Hillcrest Lounge, 7-9 pm
Tuesday: CCI, 1-4 pm and Ross Fireside Lounge, 7-9 pm
Wednesday: CCI, 10 am-4 pm and 6-8 pm; also Anderson Freeman Center, 7-9 pm
Thursday: CCI, 1-4 pm and Squash Lobby, 1-4 pm
Friday: CCI, 1-4

April 14 is the deadline to apply for funding for an unpaid summer internship. You must have secured and committed to your internship before applying for funding. Please review the following details:

  • Review instructions, forms, and FAQs at go/summerfunding.
  • To apply for funding, create an Experience in Handshake, and then immediately upload your essay, CCI-approved resume, budget, and signed funding agreement to the left-hand attachments section of your Experience. Incomplete applications will be declined. 
  • All applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with a CCI advisor to discuss your plans. Schedule your appointment now.
  • Make sure to check Handshake emails and notifications (enable notifications in Handshake and check your Junk and Clutter folders frequently). All communications from CCI related to your application will be delivered via Handshake. Failure to respond will result in your application being declined.

Don’t wait to come in. It may take more than one visit to secure resume approval. We look forward to seeing you and to receiving your application!

Get your resume approved this week if you are applying for CCI Internship Funding!

Submitting a CCI-approved resume is one of the requirements for applying for CCI’s funding for unpaid internships.  You have so many options to get your resume reviewed this week to make the April 7 deadline.

Monday at CCI from 1-4 pm or 7-9 pm in Hillcrest
Tuesday at CCI from 1-4 pm or 7-9 pm at Ross Fireside Lounge
Wednesday at CCI from 10 am-4 pm and 6-8 pm or 7-9 pm at Anderson Freeman Center
Thursday at CCI from 1-4 pm and also 1-4 pm at the Squash Lobby
Friday at CCI from 1-4 pm

April 14 is the deadline to apply for funding for an unpaid summer internship. You must have secured and committed to your internship before applying for funding.

See instructions, forms, and FAQs at go/summerfunding.

To apply for funding, create an Experience in Handshake, and then immediately upload your essay, CCI-approved resume, budget, and signed funding agreement to the left-hand attachments section of your Experience. Incomplete applications will be declined. 

•All applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with a CCI advisor to discuss your plans. Schedule your appointment now .

•Make sure to check Handshake emails and notices (including enabling notifications in Handshake and searching your Junk and Clutter folders frequently). All communications from CCI related to your application will be done via Handshake. Failure to respond will result in your application being declined.

CCI looks forward to seeing you for resume reviews and to receiving your application!

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CCI Summer Internship Funding Grants – Application Deadline April 14

CCI has Summer Funding Grants to help fund your unpaid summer internship! If you are planning to apply for a grant, use the Spring Break to finalize your plans and submit your funding application. Here’s what you need to know:

• Get your resume reviewed by a CCI Peer Career Advisor during the week of April 1 (resume approval required in order to apply for a grant). Visit Quick Questions or watch for resume review events the week after break.
April 14: Deadline to apply for funding. You must have secured and committed to your internship before applying for funding.
See instructions, forms, and FAQs at go/summerfunding.

  • To apply for funding, create an Experience in Handshake, and then immediately upload your essay, CCI-approved resume, budget, and signed funding agreement to your Experience. Incomplete applications will be declined.
  • All applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with a CCI advisor to discuss your plans.  Schedule your appointment now for the week after break.
  • Make sure to check Handshake emails and notices (including enabling notifications in Handshake and searching your Junk and Clutter folders frequently). All communications from CCI related to your application will be done via Handshake. Failure to respond will result in your application being declined.

Still searching for an internship? There are still over 1800 paid and unpaid internships listed in Handshake. For help with your search, see CCI’s Top 10 Tips for Finding an Internship, visit Quick Questions, or make an appointment with a CCI advisor.  
CCI looks forward to receiving your application!